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LES TREMAYNE BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Les Tremayne was born on April 16th, 1913 in London, England with the birth name Lester Tremayne.  His mother, Dolly Tremayne was a working actress and when he was just four years old, his family relocated to the United States, settling in Chicago.
 
His career in entertainment began with performing at a local community theater and also performing in vaudeville.  Soon as a young teenager, he was adding a number of radio programs to his resume such as, "The First Nighter, "The Adventures of the Thin Man", "The Romance of Helen Trent", "The Falcon" and "The Abbott Mysteries".  Between 1930 and 1940, he appeared on over 45 old-time radio shows and in 1995 he was elected to the Radio Hall of Fame.  

Along with working Radio, he made quite a name for himself as a stage actor and appeared in a variety of successful Broadway productions such as, "Detective Story". 

He later also had a breakfast talk show called, "The Tremaynes" with his second wife, Alice Reinhardt.  Other television appearances included, "Perry Mason", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "77 Sunset Strip", "The Rifleman", "Checkmate", "The Beverly Hillbillies", "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin", "M Squad", "Make Room for Daddy", "The Jack Benny Program", "Rescue 8", "The Court of Last Resort", "Mister Ed", "General Hospital", "Mr. Novak", "The Dakotas" and "Shazam!".
 
His took on the occasional film role as well with some of his more well known credits being in, "The Racket" (1951) starring Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott, Robert Ryan, Max Wagner, William Conrad, Virginia Huston, William Talman and Ray Collins, H. G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds" (1953) co-starring Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Paul Frees, Jack Kruschen, Cedrick Hardwicke, Henry Brandon and Bob Cornthwaite, "A Man Called Peter" (1955) starring Richard Todd, Jean Peters, Billy Chapin, Jill Esmond and Marjorie Rambeau and Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest" (1959) starring alongside Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, Martin Landau, Philip Ober, Edward Platt, Jessie Royce Landis, Leo G. Carroll, Josephine Hutchinson, Patrick McVey and James Mason.
 
Les Tremayne married a total of four times throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was Eileen Palmer whom he wed in 1940.  When this marriage ended he married briefly to Alice Reinheart.  His third wife was Ruth Ann Mills from 1963 through 1967.  His fourth and final wife was Joan L. Hertz in 1980 and they remained together until he passed away at the age of ninety on December 19th, 2003 in Santa Monica, California after suffering from heart failure.  His remains were entombed in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery.


Filmography

2005         The Naked Monster
1991-1993     The Pirates of Dark Water 
1990         Adventures of the Gummi Bears
1988         The Creation
1987         One Life to Live 
1987         'Tis the Season to Be Smurfy 
1987         Ultraman: The Adventure Begins
1986         Wildfire
1986         Moses
1986         Jonny Quest 
1985         Starchaser: The Legend of Orin
1985         Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer
1985         The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo 
1984         Quest
1984         Challenge of the GoBots 
1983         Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island
1982         The Dukes of Hazzard 
1981         Smurfs 
1979         Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy in the Pumpkin Who Couldn't Smile 
1978         Raggedy Ann and Andy in The Great Santa Claus Caper
1974-1976     Shazam!
1975         Yankee Doodle Cricket
1975         Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
1974         Easter Is
1974         Oliver Twist
1974         Snakes
1973         A Very Merry Cricket 
1973         The Cricket in Times Square 
1971         Curiosity Shop
1970         The Phantom Tollbooth
1962-1970     Bonanza 
1970         Strawberries Need Rain
1969         The Pogo Special Birthday Special
1969         Judd for the Defense
1967         Creature of Destruction 
1966         The Fortune Cookie
1965-1966     The Virginian 
1966         Il pianeta errante
1966         Hank
1958-1966     Perry Mason 
1961-1965     Mister Ed
1965         Harum Scarum
1965         My Favorite Martian 
1963-1965     Dr. Kildare 
1965         Girl Happy
1965         Strange Bedfellows
1964-1965     My Living Doll 
1964         The Beverly Hillbillies 
1964         Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 
1964         The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo
1964         Goldfinger
1962-1964     The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1964         77 Sunset Strip
1964         Mr. Novak 
1960-1964     Wagon Train
1963         The Slime People
1963         The Dakotas
1963         The Wide Country 
1963         General Hospital
1962         Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol 
1962         G.E. True 
1962         Mutiny on the Bounty
1962         King Kong vs. Godzilla
1962         Shoot Out at Big Sag
1962         The Andy Griffith Show 
1962         Father of the Bride 
1962         The New Breed 
1962         About Time
1961         Checkmate 
1961         Whispering Smith
1961         Zane Grey Theatre
1961         Thriller
1960-1961     Alfred Hitchcock Presents 
1961         Rawhide 
1960         McGarry and His Mouse 
1960         The Story of Ruth
1960         The Gallant Hours
1960         M Squad
1960         Rescue 8 
1959         The Angry Red Planet
1959         The DuPont Show with June Allyson
1959         North by Northwest
1959         Say One for Me
1959         State Trooper 
1959         Count Your Blessings
1959         The Monster of Piedras Blancas
1959         The Rifleman 
1958-1959     The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen
1959         The Texan 
1958         From the Earth to the Moon
1958         The Perfect Furlough
1958-1959     The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
1958         The Jack Benny Program 
1958         Bachelor Father 
1958         The Court of Last Resort
1958         The Gray Ghost
1957         The Monolith Monsters
1957         The Thin Man 
1957         Mr. Adams and Eve 
1957         Make Room for Daddy 
1956         Everything But the Truth
1956         The Unguarded Moment
1956         Lux Video Theatre 
1956         Unidentified Flying Objects: The True Story of Flying Saucers 
1956         Bhowani Junction
1956         Forbidden Planet
1956         Navy Log
1956         The Lieutenant Wore Skirts
1955         The 20th Century-Fox Hour
1955         The Millionaire 
1955         The Whistler 
1955         A Man Called Peter
1954         Susan Slept Here
1953         The War of the Worlds
1953         Dream Wife
1953         Tarzan and the She-Devil
1953         I Love Melvin
1952         It Grows on Trees
1952         Francis Goes to West Point
1951         The Racket
1951         The Blue Veil
1949         One Man's Family
1950         The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 





Matinee Classics - The Angry Red Planet starring Gerald Mohr, Naura Hayden, Les Tremayne, Jack Kruschen, Paul Hahn, J. Edward McKinley, Tom Daly, Don Lamond, Edward Innes, Gordon Barnes, Jack Haddock, Brandy Bryan, Joan Fitzpatrick, Duke Norton and William Remick


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